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Blind Book Date

We know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but it’s hard not to with online shopping being so image heavy. So this coming Valentine’s Day, why not go on a blind date with a book? We’ve picked some eligible titles that you can find at finer bookstores or on our website. Included in the list is the newly published Hour of the Crab by Patricia Robertson. You can check it out now or scroll through our book dating profiles to see if you’re a match! We can’t promise these books won’t break your heart, but at least they’ll never leave you.

 

A rectangular package wrapped in white tissue paper dotted with sparkling confetti and tied with a red ribbon sits on a dark surface.

About me: I’m a fiction title. 

Ideal date: I'll take you on a scenic horseback ride. 

You’ll like: My thirst for adventure. 

What people say about me: “A hoot, with a tender heart at its core." — Quill and Quire  

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A rectangular package wrapped in pink tissue paper and tied with a white ribbon sits on a white surface.

About me: I’m a fiction title. 

Ideal date: Well, I wouldn’t call it ideal, but I can take you to my hometown to meet my cursed family.  

You’ll like: My sharp humour. 

What people say about me: “Relentlessly entertaining and written with enormous passion and great wit.” — The Fiddlehead 

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A package wrapped in red tissue paper and tied with a white ribbon sits on a white surface.

About me: I’m an art book. 

Ideal date: Let’s walk through an art gallery together. You’ll show me your favourites, and I’ll show you mine. 

You’ll like: My style. 

What people say about me: “Beautifully produced . . .” — Toronto Star 

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A rectangular package wrapped in white tissue paper dotted with sparkling confetti and tied with a red ribbon sits on a dark surface.

About me: I’m a fiction title.  

Ideal date: Let’s get a coffee. I’ll tell you about this guy I know who’s been carving words into the stones of his house, or maybe you’re more interested in wildfires? I have plenty of stories to share.  

You’ll like: My interest in current issues. 

What people say about me: “Deftly speculative, menacingly real . . .” — David Huebertauthor of Peninsula Sinking  

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A rectangular package wrapped in pink tissue paper and tied with a white ribbon sits on a white surface dotted with sparkling confetti.

About me: I’m a non-fiction title.  

Ideal date: You don’t have to go far to make big things happen. Why don’t we meet up and bounce ideas off each other? 

You’ll like: My ambition.  

What people say about me: “An engrossing read for anyone interested in the future of Canadian innovation . . .” — Howard Green, author of Railroader 

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A package wrapped in red tissue paper and tied with a white ribbon sits on a white surface.

About me: I’m a non-fiction title. 

Ideal date: Anything except sitting on a bookshelf.  

You’ll like: How prepared and adventurous I am.  

What people say about me: "Tuck this [book] in your backpack, your tent, your car, your outhouse, on your bookshelf, wherever, just make sure you have a copy handy!" — The Coast  

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A rectangular package wrapped in white tissue paper dotted with sparkling confetti and tied with a red ribbon sits on a dark surface.

About me: I’m a fiction title. 

Ideal date: Let’s take things slow. There’s a lot about my family life I need to unpack first. 

You’ll like: My strong voice. 

What people say about me: “Unforgettable prose. . ." — Herizons 

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A rectangular package wrapped in pink tissue paper and tied with a white ribbon sits on a white surface dotted with sparkling confetti.

About me: I’m a non-fiction title. 

Ideal date: Someone who wants to binge watch true crime TV shows with me. 

You’ll like: My resolve to uncover the truth. 

What people say about me: “A firestorm of a book . . .” — Owen Sound Sun Times 

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